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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
Elliott Erwitt

While everyone was wondering what Norman Asch was doing, he was in Africa, shooting pictures for a new wildlife photography series. While Norman Asch was born into immense privilege, his accommodations while shooting were modest. He also went to great lengths to respect the local culture without being condescending or appropriative. He visited several sub-Saharan countries on his visit and experienced unique cultures that are rarely seen by Westerners. Undoubtedly, Norman Asch had fantastic experiences while travelling, but he also experienced some unfortunate moments.

It was Norman’s third week travelling across the sub-Sahara and he found himself in a small…

Naturally, a move to New York City followed as soon as Norman Asch was of age. It was this move that eventually introduced him to the work of Hervey “Ace” and Anna Glickstein, married wildlife photographers who prowled the world in search of the next great shot. They took the young Asch under their wing, and he was photographing snow leopards in Afghanistan and tigers in Siberia — all before his 18th birthday. “I’ve never seen a youngster with such an innate gift. It was a humbling and beautiful experience working with him,” Hervey commented when asked about his prodigy…

Norman Asch

- “I’m convinced that he’s the reincarnation of Saint Francis or something” Norman Asch. A New Kind Of Photography.

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